Modern Illuminators

Illustration and art that illuminates the meaning of words

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A friend recently loaned me an excellent book on teaching art appreciation: Getting It: A guide to… http://wp.me/s3CMdB-447

A friend recently loaned me an excellent book on teaching art appreciation: Getting It: A guide to understanding and appreciating art by Becky Hendrick. Below is a simple outline of the book’s main points.

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Art Appreciation=Life Appreciation

2 Requirements for Appreciating Art:

1. Look at it objectively without prejudice

2. Know enough information about its relationship to history and culture

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Illuminating “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

Illuminating “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

Notice how Harry Clarke "illustrates" the increasing sound of the heart beats.

Notice how Clarke “illustrates” the sound effect of a heartbeat growing louder and louder. 

Harry Clarke illustrated many of Poe’s stories and the above image from “The Tell-Tale Heart” is one of my favorites. Clarke’s use of design and attention to detail allow him to contain almost the entire narrative in this one memorable and eery image.

The video below is an animated short film from 1953…

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Filed under Animation Edgar Allan Poe Harry Clarke illumination illustration The Tell-Tale Heart

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Art Quote: The Impossible Integrity of Art

Art Quote: The Impossible Integrity of Art

“Do you know what you’re actually in love with? Integrity. The impossible. The clean, consistent, reasonable, self-faithful, the all-of-one-style, like a work of art. That’s the only field where it can be found–art. But you want it in the flesh. You’re in love with it.” -Gail Wynand

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

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Artwork published by Curator MagazineAnamnesis
The above drawing, along with the poem by Joy Patterson that inspired it, was published…View Post

Artwork published by Curator Magazine

Anamnesis

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John 1:1-5 Illuminated by Makoto FujimuraIn the Beginning by Makoto Fujimura
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,…View Post

John 1:1-5 Illuminated by Makoto Fujimura

In the Beginning by Makoto Fujimura

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,…

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